TORC: 2011 TORC Pro schedule announced

2011 TORC PRO SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED The United States Auto Club announced today the 2011 race calendar for TORC - The Off-Road Championship. The schedule includes three new off-road racing venues and traditional stops at some of off-road racing's...

2011 TORC PRO SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

The United States Auto Club announced today the 2011 race calendar for TORC - The Off-Road Championship. The schedule includes three new off-road racing venues and traditional stops at some of off-road racing's most historic venues.

In its third year as a racing series, The Off-Road Championship (TORC) will open the season on the red dirt of Cycle Ranch, near San Antonio, Texas. With over 100 acres of rolling terrain, planning is underway to build a permanent off-road course to complement the success of Cycle Ranch's motocross facility.

TORC will also debut off-road racing at one of the country's most iconic motocross tracks, Red Bud MX in Buchanan, Mich., home of the Red Bud Nationals. Complementing the success of motocross on July 4th holidays, TORC will bring off-road's greatest athletes to the new off-road track at the famed facility over Memorial Day weekend in 2011.

Crandon will again be the center of the off-road community, as the Series hits "The Big House" two times in 2011, with the traditional June Brush Run and Labor Day's World Championship Weekend featuring The Amsoil Cup, a battle of the PRO 2WD and PRO 4x4 classes on the famed 1.75 mile Wisconsin course.

The Series heads eastward in July with a visit to Charlotte Motor Speedway's dirt track for two summer nights of clashing under the lights in North Carolina. With an off weekend of NASCAR on a summer weekend in Charlotte, you just don't know who may show up to race in front of the home crowd!

In August TORC travels to the upper peninsula of Michigan to another off-road facility icon, Bark River International Raceway. TORC's Track of the Year in 2009 has been under continuous improvements and features the largest jump on the off-road circuit.

September brings another gem to the schedule...a Thursday night race at Chicagoland's Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, IL. With NASCAR's Chase starting in Chicagoland, all eyes will be on TORC as the opening act for the press filled weekend.

In total, the series will feature eight racing weekends stretching over seven months. A special season ending Championship race will be announced in the coming weeks as details unfold!

The Off-Road Championship is the premier short course series, featuring off-road's greatest drivers. The Series can be seen weekly on Discovery's HD Theatre on Thursday nights with over 20 hours of original programming following the series in an action-documentary format. After concluding the PRO 2WD Championship last week, a special replay of the very first episode from the Cup Race from June Crandon is scheduled for this week. The PRO 4x4 and PRO Light Coverage begins Thursday, December 2nd.

2011 TORC PRO TOUR

Round # - Track/Location - Date

1 -- Cycle Ranch/San Antonio, TX -- April 30
2 -- Cycle Ranch/San Antonio, TX -- May 1
3 -- **Red Bud MX/Buchanan, MI -- May 28
4 -- **Red Bud MX/Buchanan, MI -- May 29
5 -- **Crandon Off Road/Crandon, WI -- June 18
6 -- **Crandon Off Road/Crandon, WI -- June 19
* -- Pikes Peak International*/Colorado Springs, CO -- June 26
7 -- Charlotte Motor Speedway/Charlotte, NC -- July 22
8 -- Charlotte Motor Speedway/Charlotte, NC -- July 23
9 -- **Bark River Off Road/Bark River, MI -- August 13
10 -- **Bark River Off Road/Bark River, MI -- August 14
11 -- **Crandon Off Road/Crandon, WI -- September 3
12 -- **Crandon Off Road/Crandon, WI -- September 4
13 -- Chicagoland Speedway/Route 66 Raceway/Joliet, IL - September 15
14 -- TBD
15 - TBD

*=Exhibition Only/Non-Points **=Also Sportsman Races

-source: usac

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